October 1961

Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ sixth show at Litherland Town Hall, where they had given a triumphant homecoming performance on 27 December 1960, following their first trip to Hamburg.

Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool

This was the 29th performance given by The Beatles at Aintree Institute, which was situated at Longmoor Lane in Aintree, Liverpool. It was put on by Brian Kelly for his Beekay Promotions.

Raymond Jones orders My Bonnie from Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein, the owner of the NEMS music store in Liverpool’s Whitechapel, took a significant record order on this day: a customer, Raymond Jones, asked for The Beatles’ single My Bonnie.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ 17th performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool’s Hayman Green. The venue was owned by drummer Pete Best‘s mother Mona.

Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ 18th show at Litherland Town Hall, which had been the scene of their triumphant homecoming performance on 27 December 1960, following their first trip to Hamburg.

Live: David Lewis Club, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ only appearance at the David Lewis Club, a city centre venue situated on Great George Place, Liverpool. It was also the first official event put on by the one-month-old Beatles Fan Club.

Live: Albany Cinema, Liverpool

This afternoon show was The Beatles’ first live appearance since John Lennon and Paul McCartney returned to Liverpool following their trip to Paris.